At Sedation Dentistry of Sunny Isles, we don’t want to be your typical dentist. We want to exceed your expectations of what you thought a dentist visit could be and help ease any dental anxiety you may have.
In today’s blog post, we’ll review how our Sunny Isles office is designed to provide a top-notch dental experience, from our high-tech services to our expert dentists, and so much more.
We strive to provide a real first-class, spa-like experience
This is why we designed our facility with our patients’ comfort in mind. We wanted to create a relaxed, calming environment that will almost make you forget you are at the dentist.
When you come in for your appointment at Sedation Dentistry of Sunny Isles, you can expect:
- Your own private room
- No waiting for appointments
- Your choice of Spotify or Netflix during your appointment
- Massage chairs
- Warm blankets
- Valet parking
In addition to these amenities, it’s also important to us that you feel like you understand and are comfortable with the billing and insurance for each appointment. This is why we make a point to have our wonderful front desk team work with you one-on-one. They will walk you through any payment options and answer any insurance questions to make sure you are never surprised by a bill.
We offer every level of sedation for every treatment
More than 22% of Americans avoid visiting the dentist due to fear or anxiety. 75% of people feel anxiety before visiting the dentist. We get it — a trip to the dentist can be associated with pain, fear of injections, or feelings of embarrassment about the condition of your teeth.
That’s where our sedation services come in. We never want you to ignore or skip treatment because of fear or anxiety. Sedation dentistry can help ease anxiety at the dentist, leaving you relaxed when you might usually be scared or uncomfortable.
Let’s take a look at the different kinds of sedation dentistry we offer.
Nitrous oxide is the sedative most people have heard of — otherwise known as laughing gas.
Administered via a small and comfortable mask placed over your nose, this odorless gas will leave you feeling relaxed within seconds of breathing it in. Plus, the effects of the gas wear off quickly, allowing you to get back to your day mere minutes after you take the mask off.
If you know your dental anxiety is already high, our dentist can prescribe oral medications before your appointment. These medications can help ease anxiety about your visit and help you relax beforehand. Some medications may take a few hours to wear off.
This type of sedation is also referred to as “twilight” sedation. That’s because with this type of treatment, you will enter a dreamlike state. You’ll still be “awake” enough to follow your dentist’s instructions, but you will have either little or no memory of the procedure once the sedative has worn off. Twilight sedation is administered through an IV.
If you have experienced dental anxiety and think sedation dentistry will help, contact us and we’ll discuss the best treatment plan for you.
This is the deepest form of sedation, where you’ll be completely “asleep” for your whole visit. Administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist for your safety, you’ll remain sedated for the entirety of the treatment. Afterward, you’ll recover in one of our private treatment suites.
General anesthesia may take a few hours after treatment to fully wear off. With this in mind, you will be required to have a caretaker available to drive you home from the office.
Here at Sedation Dentistry of Sunny Isles, we are proud to offer the latest dental technology in our office. Not only does this create more comfortable services for our patients, it allows us to treat and diagnose our patients faster and easier.
Cone Beam CT Scans
These scans allow for early detection of tooth decay, and other dental problems. The Cone Beam scan also provides clear imaging for precise implant placement.
This scanner creates a clear image of your teeth and gums without requiring messy mouth impressions.
Itero digital imaging
Perfect for restorative and cosmetic treatments, this allows your dentist to create a 3D image of your whole mouth in under 60 seconds.
Low-exposure dental x-rays
Dental x-rays already use a small and safe amount of radiation, but our low exposure dental x-rays use an even smaller amount of radiation, still creating clear, sharp images of your teeth.
Great news: gum therapy treatments no longer require invasive surgery with our Periolase technology. Periolase is an FDA-approved laser treatment for gum restoration and other regenerative treatments.
We are thrilled to house a dental lab on-site, allowing us to complete multiple procedures and quickly process results all during just one visit to our office.
Our staff is highly trained and educated
We want you to feel like you are in good hands when you come in to visit us. Our expert team is dedicated to our training and education to provide you with the best, most comfortable services possible. Dr. Diane and Dr. Francisco have more than 40 years of dental experience combined between them, plus numerous training certifications under their belt.
Dr. Diane is known for providing a compassionate approach to dentistry and focuses on delivering both great general dental health options and incredible cosmetic treatment. She is certified in a number of restorative periodontal and orthodontic procedures.
Dr. Francisco is an award-winning dentist, well-versed not only in general dentistry but oral surgery and restoration as well. He is an active member of the globally recognized International Congress of Implantology, and frequently mentors dentists interested in learning about complicated procedures.
Schedule an appointment today
Whether you’re seeking a simple cleaning or have bigger cosmetic dental goals, we want to help! With our high-tech facility, comfort-focused amenities, and experienced team of dentists and hygienists, we can get you the care you need.
Call us at (786) 629-1503 or contact us here to schedule your appointment today!